michael, john steven and susan, end quote. and this from former first lady nancy reagan. quote, she was jerry ford's strength through some very difficult days in our country's history, and i admired her courage in facing and sharing her personal struggles with all of us, end quote. celebrities are also paying tribute to the former first lady. among them, those who benefited from a stay at the substance abuse treatment center that bears betty ford's name. and that's where we find our thelma gutierrez today, the betty ford center has quite a reputation in helping so many people. >> reporter: absolutely, fredricka. when you talk about the former first lady's legacy, without doubt, everyone here will tell you, it is the betty ford center. it is a place that opened in 1982. and since then, fredricka, 90,000 patients and their families have been treated right here. many of them, very well known.